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Walt Pickut’s writing career began with publishing medical research in1971 while working at the Jersey City Medical Center and the NYU Hospital and School of Medicine. Walt holds board registries in respiratory care and sleep technology as well as bachelor's degrees in biology and communication, and a master's degrees in physiology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey, with additional graduate work in mass communication completed at SUNY Amherst. He currently teaches Presentational Speaking in the Houghton College PACE program at JCC and holds memberships in the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Nancy, an MSW social worker, and has three children: Dr. Cait Lamberton in Pittsburgh, Bill Pickut, a marketing executive in Chicago, and Rev. Matt Pickut in Plymouth, IN.
(L to R) Ian Eastman, Exchange Coordinator for Evergreen Health, examines a new Narcan kit with Steve Kilburn. About 80 percent of all kits are actually used to treat overdoses in Chautauqua County.

A Life in Your Hands

A generation ago ordinary citizens started learning CPR and regular folks started saving lives. For this generation, it’s free Narcan kits that are saving lives...
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A Bucket Brigade

Remember the old Bucket Brigade? I hope not. That was way before our time. It was a heroic—but usually futile—exercise in putting out fires....
walt-pickut Contributing Editor

Words of Wisdom: Magic & Mystery

Magic waits behind every castle gate! Whether it’s the Magic Kingdom in Disney World or King Arthur’s mythical castle in medieval England, you are sure...
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Martz Opens its Doors for 2020

The all-volunteer staff and the members of the Martz-Kohl Observatory atop of Robbin Hill Road in Frewsburg are looking forward to welcoming more guests...
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Words of Wisdom: A Third Option?

Back in 2016, the summer Olympics—the 31st Olympiad of the Modern Era—brought athletes together from 207 countries to compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The...
walt-pickut Contributing Editor

Words of Wisdom: Can’t really tell the difference…

Everybody has heard “it.” Some even use it as a motto. But saying it and believing it are not quite enough. Have you had...
Major John Merchant at the Salvation Army checks toys donated for Christmas toy delivery.

Community Makes it Christmas with Holiday Connections

With the holiday season now in full swing, Jamestown Gazette readers in the tri-county region of Chautauqua, Warren, and Cattaraugus have proven that the...

Martz Observatory: A Holiday Shower Lights the Skies

Pictured above is glimpse of the annual Martz-Kohl Christmas and Holiday party, held on Wednesday, December 11 at Belle-View East in Falconer, NY. For...
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Words of Wisdom: As the twig is bent…

It’s an old saying I haven’t heard quoted much lately, but it’s a cautionary saying which I think we should all remember more than...
At Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, (L to R) Salvation Army Major Kim Merchant, Santa Jim Spencer, Major John Merchant, Doug Peterson, co-owner of Southern Tier Supply.

When Santa’s Not Enough – We Are!

Christmas in our neighborhood this year will be about more than a Jolly Old Elf who clambers down your chimney on a cold winter’s...

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(L to R) Ian Eastman, Exchange Coordinator for Evergreen Health, examines a new Narcan kit with Steve Kilburn. About 80 percent of all kits are actually used to treat overdoses in Chautauqua County.

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A generation ago ordinary citizens started learning CPR and regular folks started saving lives. For this generation, it’s free Narcan kits that are saving lives...
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